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  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives Purchasing Mini Caliber Robot

    02/03/2016 10:11:47 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies
    FedBixOpps.gov ^ | FedBixOpps.gov
    Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives Purchasing Mini Caliber Robot 10--Mini-Caliber Robot Solicitation Number: DJA-15-ANCE-PR-1110 Agency: Department of Justice Office: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) Location: Administrative Programs Division (APD) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice.The solicitation number is DJA-15-ANCE-PR-1110 and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-84. The associated North American Industrial Classification System...
  • Secret Service Asks Uniformed Oklahoma Police Chief To Leave Trump Rally

    01/22/2016 6:17:39 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 63 replies
    News 9 ^ | Jan 20, 2016 | NewsOn6.com
    The U.S. Secret Service escorted the Mounds police chief out of Tulsa's Mabee Center on Wednesday because he was carrying his gun, he says.Chief Tim McDaniel was there with his family to see Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speak. He was in uniform when he was told he either needed to check his gun or leave."I think it's interesting, because in Mr. Trump's debate the other night, he actually said that officers are some of the most mistreated people in the country, and I come up to see the man and I'm mistreated,” McDaniel said.McDaniel said he didn't want to...
  • GAO: 70% of Firearms Seized in Mexico Came From USA(right)

    01/22/2016 6:09:56 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 1/21/2016 | Michael W. Chapman
    A new federal report reveals that 70% of the firearms seized by Mexican authorities between 2009 and 2014 originated in the United States. In addition, the report shows that the majority of those U.S.-originated guns were bought in California, Arizona, and Texas, southwest states that border Mexico.
  • Fast & Furious Guns Found in El Chapo Compound as Obama Scandal Cover-Up Loses in Federal Court

    01/21/2016 11:56:52 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 15 replies
    A federal judge handed the Obama Administration yet another loss yesterday in the congressional lawsuit to get the truth behind the Fast and Furious fiasco that permitted the illegal sales of guns in order to track the sellers and purchasers. Fast and Furious is yet another example of the Obama Administration’s many scandals stemming from unconstitutional and lawless Executive overreach. Yet this scandal cost lives, and the Obama Administration has been in cover-up mode for years to hide the truth about the reckless gunrunning Operation Fast and Furious. Now a federal court is forcing the Obama Administration to turn over...
  • ATF: New Rule On Gun Sellers Will Be Handled On A ‘Case By Case’ Basis

    01/21/2016 6:18:26 AM PST · by suthener · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/20/2016 | Kerry Pickett
    LAS VEGAS — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) insists the agency will enforce President Barack Obama’s new executive actions “on a case by case basis.”
  • Fast and Furious Gun Found in El Chapo Hideout

    01/20/2016 7:41:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 20, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: "A .50-caliber rifle found at Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman's hideout in Mexico was funneled through [Obama's] gun-smuggling operation known as Fast and Furious, sources confirmed Tuesday to Fox News. ... Former Attorney General Eric Holder was held in contempt after he refused to divulge documents for a congressional investigation into the matter," if you recall. "A .50-caliber is a massive rifle that can stop a car, or as it was intended, take down a helicopter." El Chapo was found to have one in his possession, and it was part of Obama's Fast and Furious operation. Now, for...
  • Judge rules against Obama on 'fast and furious'

    01/19/2016 11:27:25 AM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 19, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    A federal judge on Tuesday ruled President Obama cannot use executive privilege to keep records on the "fast and furious" gun-tracking program from Congress. The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson requires the administration to release to Congress all records they are withholding that are considered "attorney-client privileged material, attorney work product, private information, law enforcement sensitive material, or foreign policy sensitive material." House Republicans launched the suit after voting to hold then-Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for refusing to turn over the records. Operation Fast and Furious was launched by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,...
  • The War on Gun Dealers

    01/16/2016 10:04:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In 1968 Congress passed the infamous Gun Control Act (GCA) of 1968. The act banned the sale of guns through the mail except to federally licensed dealers. One purpose of the act was to weaken and defund the National Rifle Association. A great deal of advertisement funding for the NRA magazine, The American Rifleman, came from ads for the mail order of firearms.The mail order of pistols had been regulated since 1927. GCA 1968 banned mail order of rifles and shotguns, guns that were used in only a small percentage of crimes, and created a whole new class of...
  • Proof!: DOJ Busy Destroying the 2nd Amend & Arming Terrorists! (Posted in 2012!)

    01/07/2016 7:41:36 PM PST · by Texas Eagle · 12 replies
    krisannehall.com ^ | Nov. 6, 2012 | KrisAnne Hall
    Is the Federal government aiding and abetting terrorists within the United States? You be the judge. In April ATF made some peculiar changes in their form required for over the counter purchase of firearms, Form 4473, Firearms Transaction Record Part I- Over-the Counter. ATF requires firearm dealers to use this form for over the counter gun purchases and cites the reason for these changes to be an order by the Attorney General’s Office. These changes are stunning as they actually make it easier for illegal aliens to purchase firearms than for US Citizens. Transient aliens, which will include illegal aliens,...
  • Armslist.com Responds To Obama’s Gun Control Initiative

    01/05/2016 9:34:37 PM PST · by RC one · 8 replies
    daily caller ^ | 6:18 PM 01/05/2016 | Mike Piccione
    Armslist.com is an online classified site for people looking to sell firearms. Armslist doesn’t handle the transaction, they allow ads for people wanting to sell guns or gun related gear and the transaction is handled between the individual buyer and seller. “Today’s action regarding background checks is well-meaning, but ultimately ineffective.” Jon Gibbon, a principal at Armslist, stated to the Daily Caller. “The proposed actions do nothing to make useful information more available to private individuals.” Individuals visiting Armslist.com are required to agree to terms and conditions before using the site. Armslist even provides the contact information to the Bureau...
  • Obama set to unveil curbs on gun sellers (make sure your boating accident occurs before 12/31/15)

    12/31/2015 7:11:20 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 18 replies
    According to gun industry insiders and others familiar with the proposals, the changes include requiring an expanded number of small-scale gun sellers to be licensed—and therefore conduct background checks—whenever selling a weapon. This wouldn’t close the so-called gun show loophole, though it has the potential to narrow it. The administration is also expected to impose tighter rules for reporting guns that get lost or stolen on their way to a buyer.
  • The Good Guys

    12/14/2015 10:03:08 AM PST · by w1n1 · 1 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 12/14/2015 | Alex Kincaid
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE, or more commonly referred to as the ATF) is going the extra mile to win your enthusiasm. Check out the agency's Internet K-9 page, portraying the playful side of the dogs that are responsible for sniffing out the next bomber. You'll be greeted by a cute and fluffy retriever holding an ATF ball, and while you're there, click the link to go to the Kids Page with pictures to color and word games. This reminder of your own family is just a click away from pages showing the grim truth of...
  • CO Police Respond to Reports of Active Shooter [captured #750] at Planned Parenthood Clinic

    11/27/2015 11:20:41 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 1,436 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11/27/2015 | Josh Feldman
    Colorado Springs police responded this afternoon to reports of an active shooter at a Planned Parenthood facility:
  • TRUE VIRTUE [charismatic Caucus]

    11/23/2015 7:44:25 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible ^ | 11-23-15 | Holy Spirit,Bible
    My opportunities come with decisions made from a righteous mindset and it is only as one decides to walk in Virtue NOT Guile that heavens open and the Highway of Holiness is then revealed before your very eyes as Stephen ~ ~ ~ Acts 6:8-15 8 Now Stephen, full of grace (divine blessing and favor) and power (strength and ability) worked great wonders and signs (miracles) among the people. 9 However, some of those who belonged to the synagogue of the Freedmen (freed Jewish slaves), as it was called, and [of the synagogues] of the Cyrenians and of the Alexandrians...
  • Democrats push to prevent gun sales to terror-list suspects

    11/21/2015 10:03:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 21, 2015 3:24 AM EST | Alan Fram and Michael Biesecker
    Congressional Democrats are trying to build support for an effort to bar gun purchases by terror suspects, hoping to take advantage of the same public anxieties about security that gave Republicans a ringing House victory. The Democratic push seems likely to fall victim to opposition from the National Rifle Association and congressional gun-rights backers, chiefly Republicans, who have smothered firearms curbs for years. If the Republicans who control Congress block votes on the proposal, Democrats hope to profit politically by winning sympathy from angry voters. ...
  • F-23 — The Super Fighter America Never Built

    11/13/2015 2:50:19 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 39 replies
    The National Interest ^ | November 12, 2015 | Dave Majumdar
    The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is the best air superiority fighter ever built, but could America have done better? When the YF-22 prototype won the contract for the Advanced Tactical Fighter in April 1991, it was a lesser plane compared to the Northrop YF-23 in many ways. Though the YF-22 was a more maneuverable aircraft, the YF-23 had far greater supersonic cruise capability — especially when outfitted with the General Electric YF120 variable cycle engines. Even when powered by the less powerful Pratt & Whitney YF-119, the YF-23 had the ability to fly an entire sortie at supersonic speeds above...
  • Democrats' plan to put ATF on steroids

    10/27/2015 7:55:52 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 135 replies
    WND ^ | 10/27/2015 | Aaron Klein
    <p>The highly influential Center for American Progress, which has deep ties to the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton, recently released an extensive report calling for the nation’s lead agency on gun regulation to be merged into the FBI.</p> <p>The generalities of the center’s 182-page report were widely covered by media upon its release last May. However, the details in the report were largely unmentioned, including by conservative media agencies.</p>
  • COPS: ATF agent punched parent at school football game, pulled gun on crowd

    09/29/2015 1:00:09 PM PDT · by ExyZ · 26 replies
    EAG News ^ | September 29, 2015 | Victor Skinner
    HOUSTON A federal agent is under investigation after he allegedly assaulted a man at a high school football game, then pulled his gun on a crowd that gathered during the melee. Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms special agent Marc Delpit, father of a St. Thomas High School football player, allegedly got into an argument with a fellow team father during half-time in a recent game against Angleton High School. Several witnesses allege Delpit punched the man to the ground and continued to assault him as bystanders gathered and attempted to intervene, KHOU reports. The special agent told police...
  • EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ATF BANS CAN CANNON

    09/28/2015 2:20:24 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 16 replies
    GunsAmerica ^ | SEPTEMBER 22, 2015 | S.H. BLANNELBERRY
    We love the Can Cannon! Heck, everyone loves the Can Cannon. Were on record as saying its the best fun-gun ever! So, we were incredibly perturbed to learn that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives recently issued a letter on the Can Cannon saying that when it is affixed to a rifle receiver it is considered a (SBR) or short barrel rifle and when place on a pistol it becomes an (AOW) Any Other Weapon. Now, by itself, the Can Cannon is not a firearm or a controlled item. But the minute it is put on a rifle...
  • Boehner: Goodbye to Old Yellowstain. "Someone threatened to 'tell what they knew about Fast and

    09/26/2015 5:38:52 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 104 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | September 26, 2015 | Dutchman6
    John Hawkins writes at Townhall: "Boehner Resigned? Good. Go Cry, Drink And Surrender Somewhere Else." Well, Boehner's resignation is far too late for me and especially far too late for the Fast and Furious investigation that he derailed because the FBI was blackmailing him. Long-time readers will recall that when the Issa committee got around to noticing the fact, uncovered by this blog and FOX News' William La Jeunesse, that the middle men who the ATF agents were forbidden by their superiors from following (the ones who actually transported the weapons across the border) were the Miramontes brothers who were...
  • N4T Investigators: U.S. trying to keep Fast and Furious gunwalking scandal out of slain agent's

    09/03/2015 9:06:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    kvoa.com ^ | 9/2/15 | Written By Michel Marizco Connect Reported By Lupita Murillo
    The U.S. government is fighting to keep details of how its own federal gun agents let Mexican drug cartels buy rifles in Arizona illegally out of an upcoming murder trial in which two men will be tried for the killing of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry who died after he ran into men carrying those same illegal guns. In a court filing Monday, prosecutors are trying to keep some details about the guns found at the slain agents murder scene away from the jury. Terry, 40, was part of the Border Patrols elite BORTAC unit. In December 2010, the...
  • Obama Officials Heading to Mexico to Discuss International Gun Control Via UN Treaty

    08/23/2015 5:23:08 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 45 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | August 23, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    On August 24 officials from the Obama administration will be attending the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) conference in Mexico City. The ATT was signed by Secretary of State John Kerry on September 25, 2013 but never ratified by the US Senate. Nevertheless, Gun Owners of America reports that Obama officials will be in Mexico City for the conference. Breitbart News previously reported that the ATT is an international gun control treaty designed to be implemented apart from, or in spite of, the general framework of governance for countries that are signatories to it. Thus, while it will not do...
  • Plea deal given to man indicted in murder of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry

    08/12/2015 12:06:28 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    kvoa.com ^ | Michel Marizco
    One of the men charged in the murder of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry pleaded guilty to one count of murder, Monday morning. Once a potential candidate for the death penalty after the murder of the agent, the drawn up plea deal now states that the U.S. and the defendant will ask for 360 months imprisonment, with credit for time served since his arrest in October 2012. The Justice Department indicted Rosario Rafael Burboa Alvarez last summer in connection with the killing. Alvarez was identified as the recruiter for the rip-off crew that ran into Terry's elite BORTAC unit...
  • ATF Denies Being an Agency to Avoid FOIA Compliance Requirements

    08/11/2015 10:46:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 8/11/15 | David Codrea
    ScreenHunter_12 Aug. 10 17.29 A legal response filed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives claims a Freedom of Information Act-related complaint improperly targets them. The ATF is not an agency within the meaning of the F.O.I.A., 5 U.S.C. 552 (f) (1), and is, therefore, not a proper party defendant, the response claims . . . The complaint, filed June 23 in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, seeks an order to compel the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request filed in March...
  • ATF: Gun Production Up 140 Percent During Obama Presidency

    07/27/2015 5:19:25 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 36 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 7/27/15 | AWR Hawkins
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) is reporting that gun production has more than doubled during the Obama presidency, increasing 140 percent. This jump is based on 2013 production numbers, which is the most recent year where complete numbers are available. According to The Hill, the gun industry manufactured approximately 4.5 million firearms the year before Obama entered office. In 2013 the number manufactured was 13.8 million.
  • Obama collecting personal data for a secret race database

    07/18/2015 2:19:05 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 179 replies
    A key part of President Obamas legacy will be the feds unprecedented collection of sensitive data on Americans by race. The government is prying into our most personal information at the most local levels, all for the purpose of racial and economic justice. Unbeknown to most Americans, Obamas racial bean counters are furiously mining data on their health, home loans, credit cards, places of work, neighborhoods, even how their kids are disciplined in school all to document inequalities between minorities and whites. This Orwellian-style stockpile of statistics includes a vast and permanent network of discrimination databases, which Obama already...
  • Dem senators call for executive action on gun control

    07/12/2015 7:37:39 AM PDT · by pabianice · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/12/15 | Bolton
    Connecticut Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, both Democrats, have called on President Obama to take executive action to close a loophole in federal gun control legislation. The so-called default to proceed rule under the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act allows firearm dealers to sell a weapon to an individual if they have not been notified by the FBI of a buyers criminal background within three business days. If the background check has not been completed within three days, the dealer has discretion to sell the firearm. The rule allowed Dylann Roof, the alleged killer of nine people at a...
  • CBS2 Exclusive: ATF To Join NYPD In Fighting New York City Gun Crimes

    06/16/2015 5:08:35 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    CBS NewYork ^ | June 15, 2015
    Security Expert: Feds Involved In Day-To-Day Busts Isn't Something Seen Every Day. Bullet-riddled windows, yellow crime scene tape, and evidence markers denoting where shell casings fell on the sidewalk are becoming all-too-familiar sights on New York City streets. Now in an unprecedented move, a federal agency is joining the effort to get gun crimes under control, CBS2s Marcia Kramer reported Monday. Kramer is told it was a collective decision made by the federal government, the NYPD, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Those agencies are mounting a...
  • Lies and Gun Grabbers

    06/13/2015 10:46:55 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/13/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    We are an enlightened people who tend to do what is best for ourselves, our family and ultimately our nation. Our inalienablethat is, God givenrights form the most important part of our Constitution and have been ingrained in the psyche of the American people. The Second Amendment has stood the test of time even though it has been under attack from progressives for as long as I can remember. In the past, there has been concern for individuals who owned guns, and this concern has reached a fever pitch. Congress was right to cut funding from the ATF to stop...
  • NRA Backs Federal Bill to Limit Arbitrary Federal Gun and Ammo Classifications

    06/10/2015 2:20:14 PM PDT · by GregoTX · 2 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | June 10, 2015 | NRA
    Fairfax, Va. The National Rifle Association today announced support for H.R. 2710, federal legislation aimed at limiting the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) from using executive overreach to undermine the Second Amendment. H.R. 2710 was introduced by United States Representative Rob Bishop (UT-1). "This important legislation would prevent arbitrary ammunition bans like the one attempted earlier this year by the Obama Administration," said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action. "With the support of America's law-abiding gun owners, the NRA was able to beat back Obama's attempt to ban ammunition used by...
  • Administration preps new gun regulations

    05/30/2015 12:41:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 30, 2015 | Tim Devaney
    The Justice Department plans move forward this year with more than a dozen new gun-related regulations, according to list of rules the agency has proposed to enact before the end of the Obama administration. The regulations range from new restrictions on high-powered pistols to gun storage requirements. Chief among them is a renewed effort to keep guns out of the hands of people who are mentally unstable or have been convicted of domestic abuse. Gun safety advocates have been calling for such reforms since the Sandy Hook school shooting nearly three years ago in Newtown, Conn. They say keeping guns...
  • Secret Deal Could Contain a Myriad of Gun Restrictions, Ammo Bans!

    05/23/2015 11:44:20 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 73 replies
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Orrin Hatch may soon give the President authority to write gun control restrictions into a trade agreement. So click here to contact your Senators - whether they are liberal or conservative. Urge them to vote against the anti-gun fast track bill (S. 995). Will UN-style gun control be rammed down our throats? Gun import bans ... Microstamping of firearms ... Ammunition bans ... The full implementation of the anti-gun UN Arms Trade Treaty ... Illegal amnesty which locks in millions of new, anti-gun voters.
  • Report says ATF should be disbanded

    05/19/2015 4:08:59 PM PDT · by robowombat · 34 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | May 19, 2015 | John Diedrich
    MILWAUKEE The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, charged with enforcing the nations gun laws and regulating the firearms industry, has been so hobbled by high-profile operational failures, internal dysfunction and external limits on its authority that the agency should be eliminated and merged into the FBI, a new report concludes. The report, by the left-leaning Center for American Progress, comes in the wake of a bill by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) that seeks to dissolve the agency and move its law enforcement and gun industry regulatory functions into the FBI and other agencies. The bill and...
  • Report calls for elimination of ATF

    05/19/2015 4:59:27 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 19 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 19 may 2015 | John Diedrich
    The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, charged with enforcing the nation's gun laws and regulating the firearms industry, has been so hobbled by high-profile operational failures, internal dysfunction and external limits on its authority that the agency should be eliminated and merged into the FBI, a new report concludes. The report, by the left-leaning Center for American Progress, comes in the wake of a bill by U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) that seeks to dissolve the agency and move its law enforcement and gun industry regulatory functions into the FBI and other agencies. The bill and the...
  • ATF sets $10K reward for information on Monday arsons [Baltimore]

    04/30/2015 6:49:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 4/30/15 | Pamela Wood
    Investigators with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have classified Monday night's fires in Baltimore including a blaze that destroyed a senior apartment complex as arson, and are seeking help in solving the crimes. The ATF has established a $10,000 reward for information in the fires, which ATF Special Agent in Charge William P. McMullan called "violent acts of arson committed throughout our city." "Arson is a crime of violence and the individuals who committed these acts need to be held accountable for their dangerous actions," McMullan said in a statement. The ATF is seeking...
  • Chuck Grassley: FBI obstructing Fast and Furious, other probes

    04/20/2015 9:19:20 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4-20-15 | Kelley Riddell
    The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee accused the FBI on Monday of not cooperating with the Department of Justices top watchdog in the investigation of the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal, among others, endangering Congresss ability to be a check on the administrations actions
  • Veterans, Dependents - Disproportionate Share of Mental Defective Category on Gun Ban List

    04/16/2015 6:47:40 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    Senator Chuck Grassley ^ | Apr 15, 2015 | Senator Chuck Grassley
    Veterans, Dependents Account for Disproportionate Share of Mental Defective Category on Gun Ban List Apr 15, 2015 WASHINGTON Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is requesting an explanation for why nearly all of the names on the Justice Departments gun ban list in the mental defective category belong to veterans or their dependents. Its disturbing to think that the men and women who dedicated themselves to defending our freedom and values face undue threats to their fundamental Second Amendment rights from the very agency established to serve them. A veteran or dependent shouldnt lose...
  • SSI Exclusive: Negotiating Rights Away. Cynical Secret "Deal With The Devil" Confirmed. NRA, ATF&

    04/13/2015 5:31:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 12 April, 2015 | Mike Vanderboegh
    SSI Exclusive: Negotiating Rights Away. Cynical Secret "Deal With The Devil" Confirmed. NRA, ATF& bi-partisan group of politicians agree to save ATF from itself and widen the definition of "sporting purposes." "A hole big enough to drive Diane Feinstein's limousine through." From the press room of the NRA National Meeting, Nashville, TN: Sipsey Street Irregulars can now confirm the broad outlines of a story first disclosed two days ago by National Gun Rights Examiner columnist David Codrea. Last week, a secret deal involving the National Rifle Association lobbying arm and brokered by politicians of both national political parties was struck...
  • Corroborating details emerging on backroom gun deal with ATF

    04/12/2015 11:18:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    Examiner ^ | 4/12/15 | David Codrea
    Sipsey Street Irregulars can now confirm the broad outlines of a story first disclosed two days ago, colleague Mike Vanderboegh reported Sunday from the NRA Annual Meeting in Nashville. Last week, a secret deal involving the National Rifle Association lobbying arm and brokered by politicians of both national political parties was struck in Washington DC that would save the ATF from the political and legal consequences of its own regulatory errors. In the process, this deal would broaden the language of the 1968 Gun Control Act regarding sporting purposes and allow ATF to extract itself from the potentially catastrophic political...
  • Fast and Furious Cover-up Rewarded in Appointment of New ATF Director

    03/24/2015 7:56:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/24/2015 | Mary C. Michel
    For those of us who do not live in the memory hole that shields this administration from any accountability, here are some relevant facts about Acting Director Brandon and his involvement in the Fast and Furious cover-up. According to outgoing Director Jones's sworn testimony of April 2, 2014 before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Mr. Brandon was the person who determined disciplinary punishments for all of the ATF personnel involved in Fast and Furious. Brandon was "the ultimate decision maker." Director Jones confirmed that Thomas Brandon did not fire a single person for participation in Fast and Furious.
  • Ammo ban? NRA warns it's more than bullets ('You're left holding your gun making pew-pew...)

    03/21/2015 8:52:37 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    WND ^ | March 21, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    The federal bureaucracy, in the form of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, recently announced a ban on ammunition used in AR-15 rifles, which are among the most common firearms in America, but then suddenly backed off. So breathe a sigh of relief and move on? Not if you like the Second Amendment, according to a National Rifle Association commentator. Colion Noir, a practicing attorney who graduated from the University of Houston, has been described by the Los Angeles Times as someone who doesnt fit the stereotype of NRA members: Old, fat, white guys. At 29, hes not...
  • Gun Control Advocates Will Deliver Petition Calling For Emily Miller's Firing

    03/21/2015 7:20:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    dcist.com ^ | 3/20/2015 | Matt Cohen
    By the standards of her profession, Emily Miller has no business calling herself a journalist," Ladd Everitt, communications director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, said in a statement. "Millers crusade against popular gun laws has been a professional one since the beginning. At this point, area residents can have no reasonable expectation that she will provide objective, impartial coverage on matters of concern to them. If Miller wishes to behave like a pundit and activist, then WTTG should replace her with an actual reporter.
  • ATF Director Steps Down Following Days of Rumors

    03/20/2015 11:06:48 AM PDT · by jonatron · 23 replies
    Examiner ^ | March 20, 2015 | staff
    UPDATED: B. Todd Jones, director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, confirmed this morning that he is leaving that post, nine days after a leading national gun rights organization called on him to step down or be fired primarily because of the controversy over the agencys recent proposal to ban a popular type of ammunition for modern sport-utility rifles. Jones, who is departing March 31, was appointed director of the scandal-plagued agency in 2013. Last week, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms called for his resignation or dismissal in the wake of...
  • BREAKING: After Scrapping AR-15 Ammo Ban, ATF Director B. Todd Jones Resigning

    03/20/2015 11:26:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    UPDATE: ATF has officially confirmed Jones' departure without stating a specific reason for his resignation.  B. Todd Jones to depart @ATFHQ. http://t.co/ZMoplVltRK— ATF HQ (@ATFHQ) March 20, 2015 “ATF employees are hard-working, dedicated individuals who serve the public to make our nation safer every day,” said Jones. “I have seen firsthand their extraordinary commitment to combatting violent crime, ridding the streets of criminals, and leveraging all available resources to keep our communities safe," Jones said in a statement. “I will truly miss leading and working side-by-side with these men and women in their pursuit of ATF’s unique law enforcement and regulatory...
  • ATF chief steps down after bullet ban controversy

    03/20/2015 9:31:37 AM PDT · by maggief · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 20, 2015 | Tim Devaney
    The director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is stepping down following controversy surrounding the agencys proposal to ban certain types of ammunition. The ATF announced Friday that Director B. Todd Jones is resigning at the end of the month to pursue other opportunities in the private sector." ATF employees are hard-working, dedicated individuals who serve the public to make our nation safer every day, Jones said in a statement. I have seen firsthand their extraordinary commitment to combating violent crime, ridding the streets of criminals, and leveraging all available resources to keep our communities safe....
  • Republican proposes abolishing the ATF amid bullet ban controversy

    03/12/2015 10:45:07 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 05, 2015, 05:02 pm | By Cristina Marcos
    Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) has reintroduced legislation to do away with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Sensenbrenner, a senior Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, said the policies under ATF's jurisdiction could be easily incorporated into other agencies. Moreover, he argued, the ATF has become embroiled in too many controversies in recent years, like the botched "Fast and Furious" gun-tracking operation. "The ATF is a scandal-ridden, largely duplicative agency that lacks a clear mission. Its 'Framework' is an affront to the Second Amendment and yet another reason why Congress should pass the ATF Elimination Act," Sensenbrenner...
  • Obama AR-15 Bullet Ban Lifted, Gun Rights Still Target

    03/12/2015 3:25:08 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 12, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    un Control: Fifty-two senators, 238 House members and 80,000 public comments have forced the ATF to pull back for "more study" its proposed ban on ammo for the AR-15, the leading gun for hunting and self-defense. The Second Amendment, written in the era of muskets, does not mention what arms we have the right to keep and bear. But we have an idea, based on how they were used: to protect their owners' homes, businesses, farms and families, and to resist the tyranny of government, which during the American Revolution was the British crown.
  • ATF Hand In the Cookie Jar Slapped Down

    03/11/2015 6:52:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2015 | Bob Barr
    Yesterday, March 10, 2015 was a Red Letter Day. No; it had nothing to do with Hillarys e-mail coming out party at the United Nations. And, no, ISIS has not forsaken its bloodlust ways. Its perhaps even more remarkable. A federal government agency has backed down! Specifically, on Tuesday, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (affectionately known simply as ATF) publicly admitted failure and backed away from its misguided and disingenuous attempt to ban one of the most popular ammunition rounds in civilian use. However, before we break open a bottle of The Bubbly, it must be kept...
  • BREAKING: ATF Temporarily Pulls Proposal to Ban AR-15 "Green Tip" Ammunition

    03/10/2015 12:09:45 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 31 replies
    http://townhall. ^ | Mar 10, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    After an unprecedented response, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms has temporarily pulled its proposal to ban common AR-15 M885 "green tip" ammunition.
  • Notice to those Commenting on the Armor Piercing Ammunition Exemption Framework

    03/10/2015 11:58:35 AM PDT · by jafojeffsurf · 78 replies
    ATF ^ | 3/16/2015 | ATF
    Thank you for your interest in ATF's proposed framework for determining whether certain projectiles are primarily intended for sporting purposes within the meaning of 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(17)(C). The informal comment period will close on Monday, March 16, 2015. ATF has already received more than 80,000 comments, which will be made publicly available as soon as practicable. Although ATF endeavored to create a proposal that reflected a good faith interpretation of the law and balanced the interests of law enforcement, industry, and sportsmen, the vast majority of the comments received to date are critical of the framework, and include issues that...